9th Barksdale Vendor Fair
and VA Construction
May 21-22, 2012
What are Barksdale's Government Purchase Cards?
Government Purchase Cards are credit cards assigned to
Barksdale Air Force Base’s designated military personnel for the purpose of purchasing items and services for their unit
or squadron. Cardholders may purchase up to $3000 for
supplies, $2500 for services, and $2000 for construction on
these cards. Purchased items must be designated as approved purchases for mission
approved for mission support are any items/services purchased for non-personal use which are necessary for the operations
of the base. What does Barksdale buy? Some examples are: automotive parts/repair, batteries,
computer accessories/classes, decals, electrical supplies, floor mats, cleaning solvents, promotional items, safety equipment,
trophies/plaques, various repair services (HVAC, locks), etc. All you have to
do to sell to these customers is accept the Visa/Mastercard.
What does the VA buy?
Although there are certain priority sources identified
by federal regulations, each VA medical center purchases a considerable amount of its requirements from local sources. Veteran-owned, woman-owned, SDB’s and HubZone small businesses are strongly
urged to register for this event. VA is specifically looking for construction
contractors, but they also purchase equipment, supplies, and materials for facility operation—light bulbs to cleaning
supplies, building maintenance and repair—painting, plumbing, electrical, flooring, HVAC, etc., medical supplies, medical
gases, perishables, and more. Additionally, veteran-owned vendors will have the opportunity to connect
directly with the Construction VA Program Decision Maker to learn more about future procurements, demonstrate their ability
and capability, and position themselves for future partnerships.
does it work and what is included in my registration?
Small businesses will purchase a booth space for
$100. If you are unsure about whether your business is a small business, please contact
Jennifer Whittington at (318) 677-2530. Other than small businesses
may purchase booth space for $300. Space
is limited! Booths will be assigned on a fist come, first served basis WHEN PAYMENT
IS RECEIVED! Your
registration fee will include: one box lunch, booth space of approximately 8’X6’ consisting of one 8’ table, cloth and skirt with 3 feet of space behind, and
two chairs along with a booth sign. Barksdale AFB
and VA employees, military personnel and other purchasing agencies will be invited to the vendor fair. Vendors will
set up booths on the afternoon of May 21st. Be sure to bring your brochures, line
cards, and samples of your products. Please do not arrive late as the opening ceremony will begin promptly at 9:00 am. on May 22nd. The fair will be from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm to allow for military personnel working various shifts to attend. We will also be
holding door prize drawings for Barksdale personnel, so if you would like to donate
a prize please contact Jennifer
Whittington at (318) 677-2530.
Photos from the
8th Barksdale Vendor Fair
Hoban Hall, BAFB
May 24-25, 2010